Wellington based experts in

LBC IconTraffic Engineering

LBC IconRoad Safety Engineering

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Wellington based experts in

LBC IconTraffic Engineering

LBC IconRoad Safety Engineering

LBC IconPublic Transport Projects

About

I established Luke Benner Consulting in mid 2019 with the business initially focused on providing traffic engineering support to Council’s in the Wellington Region. As the business grew I stepped into the business fulltime in early 2021 which allowed me to build upon existing relationships to expand the scope and breadth of services being provided to include public transport, road safety and walking and cycling projects delivery through both design and construction.

Building upon my core expertise in traffic engineering I am now well respected amongst local government and private development sector clients alike to carry out traffic impact assessments, integrated transport assessments and road safety audits as well as undertaking peer reviews on resource consent applications on behalf of our local government clients.

My vision is to become the traffic & transportation engineering consultancy of choice for all of my clients both existing and new across New Zealand.

Building upon my core expertise in traffic engineering I am now well respected amongst local government and private development sector clients alike to carry out traffic impact assessments, integrated transport assessments and road safety audits as well as undertaking peer reviews on resource consent applications on behalf of our local government clients.

My vision is to become the traffic & transportation engineering consultancy of choice for all of my clients both existing and new across New Zealand.

Services

Traffic Engineering

  • Traffic Impact Assessments/Integrated
  • Transport Assessments
  • RMA Hearings
  • Traffic Modelling (SIDRA)
  • Road/Intersection Design
  • Traffic Resolutions
  • Transport Consents Peer Reviews (for councils)
  • District Plan Reviews (Transport)
  • Carparking Surveys & Analysis
  • Project Management (Design and delivery)

Road Safety Engineering

  • Road Safety Auditing including Safe System Audits (I am an accredited SSA auditors)
  • Safety Projects design services (concept & detailed design)
  • Design Reviews
  • Crash Reduction Studies

Public Transport

  • Project Management (Design & delivery of bus hubs, bus stops/shelters, bus priority improvements)
  • Design Reviews (Bus Priority Projects in particular)
  • Traffic Resolutions (Bus stop improvements)
  • Programme Management (Network Infrastructure)

Recent Work

Pukerua Bay To Porirua Walking & Cycling Improvements

Project Pukerua Bay To Porirua Walking & Cycling Improvements (stage 1 & 2)
Location Pukerua Bay to Porirua CBD
Client Porirua City Council

I was engaged by Porirua City Council in early 2021 to project manage the design and delivery of a package of walking and cycling improvements between the Porirua CBD and Pukerua Bay including a package of cycle wayfinding and a shared path upgrade.

Upon council confirming additional funding in late 2021 I was engaged again to deliver stage 2 of the project which included managing the detailed design of two intersection upgrades and overseeing construction.

Regional Minor Civil Works

Project Regional Minor Civil Works
Location Wellington Region (several locations)
Client Greater Wellington Regional Council

I was engaged by Greater Wellington Regional Council as part of a multi year professional services contract during 2022 and 2023 to project manage the planning, design and delivery of a package of minor public transport projects throughout Wellington City, Lower Hutt & Masterton.

The projects were largely aimed at resolving accessibility issues at bus stops as well forming and constructing a bus turnaround area and improving access for buses to existing train station park & rides. Construction was completed on all sites in November 2023.

Ropata Retirement Village

Project Ropata Retirement Village (Traffic Engineering Services)
Location Lower Hutt City
Client Urban Edge Planning Ltd

I was engaged by Urban Edge Planning in mid 2021 on behalf of Ropata Lodge Ltd to carry out an integrated transport assessment of a proposed 48 unit retirement village on High Street. The location of the proposed village within a residential area required a detailed assessment to be undertaken including carrying out on street parking surveys and inputting into the design of the vehicle circulation and parking areas within the site.

The proposed retirement village went through a notification process resulting in several submissions being received in opposition to the proposed village resulting in an independent hearings commissioner being appointed to run a hearing on the application. I was required to prepare detailed evidence in advance of the hearing, addressing the many concerns raised in the submissions.

In October 2023, the resource consent was granted for the 48 unit retirement village – a successful outcome for the client.